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Old 01-18-2021, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Dove decoys and deer hunting....?

Heard about a guy hangin’ a couple of clip-on dove decoys at his blind setup to, I assume, act as a calming tactic if deer where to look at the blind...ever hear of this?

This info was shared as he was cleaning a 148” buck he had just taken while on a bow hunting trip.
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Old 01-18-2021, 06:31 PM   #2
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Heard about this here years ago I have one in all of our blinds don’t always use it so not sure how well it actually works
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Old 01-18-2021, 06:47 PM   #3
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I'm sure it could work in some cases like when a deer pops his head up after a squirrel runs through leaves then goes back to feeding but won't be a sure fire method.. May work opposite and just keep a wary old buck staring right where you don't want him to
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:10 PM   #4
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I clip dove decoys to my cap bill and then put a couple of dollups of sour cream down the front of my shirt. Fools’em every time


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Old 01-18-2021, 07:33 PM   #5
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:48 PM   #6
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Dove are even more skittish than deer. I think clipping a few decoys on the feed pen may make the deer more relaxed.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:02 PM   #7
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There are always plenty of live birds around my stand anyway.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:13 PM   #8
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No. I ain’t buying in.
I gotta draw the line somewhere.

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Old 01-18-2021, 08:26 PM   #9
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i recall a couple of members mention they put up bird feeders next to their blind. the bird activity seemed to take the deers focus off the blind. i plan on trying it if/when i get another lease...
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:37 PM   #10
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i recall a couple of members mention they put up bird feeders next to their blind. the bird activity seemed to take the deers focus off the blind. i plan on trying it if/when i get another lease...

One more place for the coons to raid.


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